Engineers create reusable EpiPen

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A team of Engineers from South African have developed a new EpiPen that works using replaceable cartridges. While the 'ZiBiPen' costs £60; the cartridges cost only £12. This is a huge reduction in cost vs the traditional one-shot EpiPen. Giancarlo Beukes and Gokul Nair, the pair behind the...

MIT spinout PlenOptika aims to make vision care more accessible in developing world

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Getting a glasses prescription is often difficult in developing countries. However, engineers at PlenOptika - an MIT spinout - aim to help with a new device that can create an estimated prescriptions in 10 seconds Often taken for granted, vision impairment is a major global issue; with more...

DARPA Announces Funding For a High-Resolution, Implantable Neural Interface

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The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has just announced contracts to fund five research groups and one company contracts as jump start its Neural Engineering System Design program. Dr. Phillip Alvelda, Program Manager in DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office (BTO), discusses the potential of next-generation...